A video showing few people lying down on the floor of a ceramic factory receiving intravenous therapy is viral on social media.
This video is being shared with the claim that 14 COVID 19 deaths have taken place in the last 24 hours in Rajkot and laborers are being treated in factories because hospitals are full in ceramic capital Morbi, Gujarat
The claim that the people seen in the video are COVID-19 patients is MISLEADING.
Though these people are being treated on an open floor of a ceramic factory, it is not for COVID-19.
According to the owner of Capson Tiles Factory Arun Patel, laborers were not COVID-19 patients. He said hospitals were full and doctors had advised him not to get them admitted.
Patel said laborers complained of fever and cough 2 days back and doctors advised to treat them outside the hospital. SO they are being treated in the factory premises. These laborers have tested negative for COVID-19.
Similar reports have been published in Gujarati media too confirming that these men are NOT COVID -19 patients.
Therefore, the claim that COVID-19 patients being treated on a factory floor in Rajkot is MISLEADING.